Krishna before his departing, summoned Udhava; told him that he is leaving his body and the earth.
Udhava: “I cannot say Goodbye to you Krishna. I will not let you go.” Holding Krishna’s feet Udhava was weeping.
I cannot believe what you said Krishna. You are playing with me isn’t it?
Please be here. You are in all of our hearts; how can I say goodbye to your smile?
This world without you, I can never imagine.
Take me also with you Krishna.
Saying this he fell down and held the feet of Krishna, crying uncontrollably.
Krishna : “Udhava, get up. One day everyone born in this world is to depart his body losing everything.”
Dumbfounded Udhava was looking at the Lord.
Krishna continued, “I have loved everything in this life. But when the moment comes, we should be ready to say goodbye to anything that we have loved, possessed and that is REAL LOVE.
LOVE NEVER HOLDS ANYTHING FOR ITSELF.
Leave me alone, I have to say good bye to all the trees, flowers, rivers, to the air human breath, to the space where whole earthlings live.”
Saying this he took out this peacock feather and said goodbye to it and handing over to Udhava.
Trembling and shaken within, Udhava took it and held it reverentially with his heart.
Udhava, see I am losing this peacock feather. For a long time, throughout my life it has been with me. Now it has come to you.
MY LOSS IS YOUR GAIN.
One day you will lose it. At that time, leave it without regret.
LOSING AND GAINING IS THE COSMIC ORDER.
Nothing is yours. The world belongs to the Supreme Lord. Everything in this world belongs to the Supreme Lord. He gives and also takes away.
SERVE THE WILL OF DIVINE SELF.
I will tell you one thing. When you get one thing, you will have everything in this life. You can go above LOSING OR GETTING.
Prabhu, please tell me.
BE ONE WITH THE ATMAN.
SEEK THE ATMAN ALWAYS.
Chant ATMAVAN BHAVA.
This will work like a command to your mind.
ATMAVAN BHAVA ATMAVAN BHAVA ATMAVAN BHAVA